Peter Lutz launched his furniture-design company, Lutz Furniture, a year ago this month with the goal of creating distinctive pieces that combine simplicity and purpose. His initial collection includes a platform bed, an oblique bookshelf, graceful, functional chairs and other pieces.
Each is made to last as an heirloom but can be dismantled or moved as necessary.
“If it’s a bed, it has to get into a house,” he said. “You can’t just design something without thinking about the fact that it has to come apart.”
After graduating from Alfred University, Lutz had a career as a designer, a machinist and a finisher for several years before starting his Providence-based company. He works with North American hardwoods, such as oak, ash and cherry.
His initial market is designers, who are selecting items for clients.
He describes his furniture as embodying a clean, simple design. “They’re made in such a way that you can really see how [it is put together],” Lutz said.